The Bucket List: The Northern Lights, Iceland.

Today on the bucket list we are bringing to you the pinnacle of visual excitement from Iceland, the Northern lights. Image Souce Named after the Roman God of dawn, Aurora Borealis, this spectacular light show has lost its Latin name and is now...

Today on the bucket list we are bringing to you the pinnacle of visual excitement from Iceland, the Northern lights.

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Named after the Roman God of dawn, Aurora Borealis, this spectacular light show has lost its Latin name and is now widely known as the Northern lights. It is hard to believe that this symphony of colour displayed at high altitude over the Arctic and Antarctic, is a natural display of light in the sky. This phenomenon is caused by high energy, electrically charged solar particles entering into the earth's atmosphere.

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Searching for the Northern lights is a trip that makes the ideal city break, romantic getaway or even family holiday and Iceland is the perfect place to do it. Although there are a handful of places that get to experience this natural light show, the Aurora Borealis is by far the most magnificent and recognisable for its bold green or redish purple colouring which is particularly flagrant in the winter months. The formations that usually strike from east to west, can form at any moment and travel across the sky at speed at least 100km high in the sky.

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And it is not just the lights that make Iceland the perfect winter location. There are a number of winter activities to suit all tastes including Snowmobiling on glaciers, visiting the steaming geysers, relax in the Geothermal blue lagoon or experience the cool Nordic culture of Reykjavik.

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For a once in a life time experience, visit extremeiceland.is to book your tour of the Northern Lights in a super jeep, a cave trip or a tour of the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

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